My wife and I started gardening in Fukuoka (Japan) in 2003. There was nothing but muddy clayey sloping land. At the beginning we made several structure such as steps and paths, and planted turf, fruit trees, roses, herbs etc.
In 2010, we visited several famous English gardens, including Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Mottisfont Abbey Garden and Hidcote Manor Garden. We were shocked by the glory of those gardens. Since then, we have been trying to make little but glorious gardens by ourselves.
PLUMS, TOMATOES, AND FLOWERS OF SUMMER (スモモ、トマト、夏の花)
An early variety of plum 'Ooishi wase' is ripening now,
and we are enjoying its sour-sweet flavor.
In the potager, summer vegs, cucumber and tomato, are growing
and a dwarf type 'Pinnochio' bears clusters of tomatoes, some of which are ripening.
Dahlia has started to bloom and courgette bears yellow fruits in other beds.
In the border, yellow flowers of dusty miller are in bloom now,
and trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) has started to bloom its pure red flowers.